Fate of South Africa's Zuma should be decided on Monday

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President Jacob Zuma seems to feel that the extent of corruption in Africa is not as bad as what is perceived or what reports suggest, while Ramaphosa calls it a "mammoth task" to deal with South Africa.

Ramaphosa's remarks in Cape Town [on Sunday] have shown South Africans what is most important to the new ANC president - unity within the ANC.

"Our people want this matter finalised", Ramaphosa told a crowd of about 3,000 people on the Grand Parade next to the Cape Town city hall on Sunday to commemorate the 28th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

Pressure is mounting on South Africa's scandal-tarred president, Jacob Zuma, to leave office ahead of elections next year.

Zuma was replaced as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in December and no longer holds a top position in the party.

"We have arrived at a moment in the history of our country where we can relive that moment when Nelson Mandela was released... we have a new mood right across the country, we can capture that mood and move forward", said Ramaphosa.

Invoking Mandela's legacy, Mr Ramaphosa vowed to tackle corruption and cronyism...

Ramaphosa is under vast pressure from opposition parties who want Zuma to be forced out through mass action.

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The decision comes after almost five days of talks between Zuma and the deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, who took over the leadership of the ANC in December.

He's not the only one, as DA leader Mmusi Maimane handed in a request to have the state of the nation address (which was scheduled to be on Thursday 8 February) be postponed until Zuma is "removed from office and Parliament is afforded an opportunity to elect a new President". Would the committee be informed of the results of his one-to-one talks with Mr. Zuma?

Zuma retains significant support in the party's youth and women's leagues, as well as at a local level in some provinces.

Zuma cannot renege on his decision to step down, because, if he does, the ANC will push to have its own vote of no confidence, which could be debated before the Economic Freedom Fighters' vote.

Fikeni said Zuma could possibly pre-empt the likelihood facing plenty of charges after he vacates the Union Buildings and therefore could be negotiating with Ramaphosa to grant him a presidential pardon.

He called for the immediate removal of Zuma and his "cronies" and rejected any kind of compromise deal that would allow Zuma to step aside peacefully and avoid prosecution.

Vote of no confidence: Zuma's enemies have previously sought to topple him with parliamentary votes of no confidence.

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